The retrospective exhibition features 97 black and white photographs depicting the key events of five wars, which the author documented with his camera. The exhibition also features a series of portrait photographs of Capa’s friends and artistic colleagues, such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Besides Henri Cartier-Bresson, Capa was one of the most influential founding members of Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photo agency.
BIO, the Biennial of Design, is a prestigious international exhibition of products related to industrial design, visual communication, corporate visual identity and design concepts.
The exhibition will cover Jože Plečnik's realized and unrealized architectural plans for the Ljubljana Castle. It will feature both Plečnik's larger-scale plans for the renovation of the Ljubljana Castle, as well as a variety of archival photos and plans for access to the castle and developments of Šance, the former fortifications on the Castle Hill.
The exhibition is dedicated to Afghanistan and its rich cultural history and legacy, despite the decades of turbulent events that have transformed the country and its people profoundly since they started in the late 1970s. The exhibition features the photographs, mementoes and objects from private collections of over twenty Slovenes who travelled around Afghanistan in the early 1970s, at a time when Afghanistan was still a peaceful, open country, as well as other travellers who got to know the country in the periods after – up until the present day.
The Library under the Treetops project is a perfect opportunity to peruse all sorts of readings materials – books, magazines and newspapers in different languages – while enjoying the outdoor Ljubljana. All reading materials are available for free.
Photographers Arne Hodalič and Katja Bidovec are exhibiting their photographs from their project "Vanishing Cultures", whose aim is to present the peoples who still live like they did centuries ago, but are – according to anthropologists – on the verge of extinction due to various reasons. They exhibition features the portraits of indigenous people from the hard-to-reach parts of the Ethiopia's Omo River basin, as well as Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, India's last two wilderness corners.
The International Biennial of Graphic Arts has been running since 1955 and is one of the most acclaimed graphic arts-related events in the world. The Biennial's main exhibition is accompanied by exhibitions of works by the winners of the previous, 31st edition of the Biennial and a number of other exhibitions and art events held at various venues across Ljubljana.
At the Open Kitchen, a food market offering freshly prepared culinary delights, every Friday various Slovenian culinary masters cook on the spot and sell the prepared dishes at their stalls. A wide range of food and drinks is available – around thirty food and beverage establishments participate every week, promoting everything they have on offer, including Slovenian inns, restaurants, agritourism farms, and independent culinary masters. Cooking is accompanied by an entertainment programme with various musical performances.
On Breg embankment , Slovenian artists sell their wares every Saturday, often creating their products while chatting with customers at their booths. Art Market is a perfect opportunity to purchase some one-of-a-kind and imaginative art products. It features various painters, sculptors, architects, designers of jewellery, wood, glass, leather, fashion designers, mosaic makers, and other interesting artists from all over Slovenia.
On Saturdays, various artisans, creators and artistic souls, offering their one-of-a-kind and imaginative products, get together in the garden of Kavarna SEM Café (café at the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum).
Fair visitors have an opportunity to buy all sorts of unique gifts, souvenirs or find a bit of inspiration.
Ljubljana Festival, with its long-established tradition and a programme that includes top artistic events, is an important part of Ljubljana's cultural life in the summer. Every year, the rich concert, theatre, opera and ballet programme features a number of renowned artists, including some of the world's most famous ones.
During the summer months, every Thursday you can relax on a picnic blanket under the pine trees next to Tivoli Park's Promenade, and have a snack while listening to world music and folk music concerts. Bring a full picnic basket and a picnic blanket. And if you are a musical enthusiast, you are welcome to also bring your own instrument – after the concert, the stage is open to everyone.
The touring exhibition will present the current artistic production of young artists. At least one of the featured artists will be presented through a print inspired by the works and the life of Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.
For the 20th consecutive year, Mladi Levi, International Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, brings to Ljubljana the currently most attention-grabbing stage performers from all over the world. The annual Mladi Levi festival features groups and artists characterised by their unique approaches to contemporary theatre and dance creativity.
At the Ljubljana Challenger tournament, 16 top street basketball teams will compete to qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters Tournament. Ljubljana, which is hosting the international tournament in the middle of the city's historic centre, in Kongresni Trg Square, boasts a rich tradition of street basketball. The annual national championship in Ljubljana is considered one of the biggest sporting events of this kind.
The screenings taking place in one of Ljubljana's main squares are devoted to important town- and film-related anniversaries and events. The films are screened in their respective original languages with Slovenian subtitles. The non-English language films are also subtitled in English.
The international festival The Nights in the Old Ljubljana Town, which is taking place for the 29th year in a row, with its numerous free events and a programme intended for people of all generations, never fails to bring the old town of Ljubljana to life. It features mostly world and jazz music.
City of Women, the International Festival of Contemporary Art, presents the creativity of female artists from all around the world, both emerging artists and world-famous ones. The festival is characterised by its attitude towards experimentation and crossing genre boundaries, as well as social criticism.
The multimedia concert, "Remember Yesterday", will take concertgoers through the history of one of the world's greatest rock bands of all time, The Beatles. The performing band will be accompanied by the Musical Lite Orchestra, a Northern Baltic symphony orchestra consisting of 24 musicians, known for its collaborations with some major European stage productions, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Musical Classics, Abba, and Sinfonie.
The Ljubljana Marathon is a true Slovenian running fest, annually attended by around 18,000 runners from approximately forty countries. The runners compete in marathon (42 km), half marathon (21 km), and recreational runs of varying distances. The routes pass through the wider city centre.